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nancy    Posted 05-01-2004 at 20:33:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have snakes in our house.Help, how do we rid??????????????????


Burrhead    Posted 05-02-2004 at 15:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nancy they sell some high dollar *Snake Away* stuff that does good, but regular mothballs are the same thing and do just as well.

The creosote liquid you can get at a feedstore works good but it's too expensive to use regular for me.

I scatter a box of fresh mothballs under our house and in the closets every year and it has stopped them here. The bad side effect is the smell you end up with under the house.

Dunno what kind you have but we have copperhead, mocassin and timber rattlers here.


Steve ii JD 4000    Posted 05-02-2004 at 05:08:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
got any cats? we have 3 cats with caws, one cat is a killer and other cats just plays with them.
I am sure they (cats) a good house keeper.


Wallsal55    Posted 05-01-2004 at 21:32:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had this problem once. Had to plug up all the
radiator holes (we had taken out all the old
radiators when we took out our fuel oil furnace
and switched to gas furnace). Seems they would
get under the crawl spaces of the house and would
come in through any hole. They were especially
near the house during a very rainy, floody spring.
I remember removing them from the house or
yard by picking them up with the heavy metal
garden rakes. They would show up in the yard
to sun themselves at 10 a.m. every day and I
would go snake hunting at that time for several
days on end, their population was so high that
spring.
Looking back on that, I'd say that's about the
most courage I ever had. Probably had the high
blood pressure to go with it, too.
Never had a problem since then, and can't
say ever had that much rain since.


Ron,ar    Posted 05-01-2004 at 21:30:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
First, find out how they are getting in, make sure they can't get in under the door. Small ones can get in where it looks too small. A 1/4 inch gap at the bottom is all they need. A cat will usually help. This time of year they seek a warm place, these cool nights bring them in. If they are poisonous get an exterminator, don't take a chance for your families sake.


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